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portz was traveling on franklin street when his car slammed into a fire engine. he is the third officer to die in a month. >> officer portz was a nine-year veteran of the baltimore city police department. he leaves behind his wife and three children. as news of the accident spread, officers from across the city came here to shock trauma to show their support for their fallen friend. it was around 10:00 this morning when officer thomas portz's cruiser smashed into the back of this stopped firetruck. >> the squad car rear ended the fire truck which was stopped on the freeway at a high rate of speed. the officer in the squad car was severely injured and needed to be extricated. >> as he was being transported to shock trauma, he went into cardiac arrest. >> just after 10:00, officer
portz was admitted to shock trauma center and did arrest in the field. he got the whole shock trauma effort, but unfortunately this time we were unsuccessful. >> for the city, this is the second police officer to lose his life in a week. >> this is been a tragic day for the entire city, and a very rough few days for the police department'. the officer's wife has been notified, and i would ask for everyone in the city to keep her and his children in prayer and to keep all of our police officers in prayer. >> four baltimore city firefighter also taken to shock trauma for non life-threatening injuries. there are a lot of questions as to why he crashed into that fire
truck. that is the reason the investigation is ongoing. >> funeral arrangements have been finalized for the city police detective who was killed over the weekend. a viewing for detective brian stephenson will be this saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at javon funeral home on liberty road in randallstown. the funeral will take place monday morning at 11:00 at the new antioch baptist church on old court wrote also in randallstown. he will be buried in arbutus at arbutus memorial gardens. howard county police are investigating a deadly accident in glenwood. police say a 21-year-old man, david lee bradford, was driving when he lost control of his car, rolling it over on its side. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police believe all in speed may
have played a role in that crash. bradford was not wearing a seat belt. >> the maryland state police are adding a half-dozen helicopters to its fleet. eight of the current helicopters in use are more than 20 years old. >> this is a day when we reaffirm our commitment to a better and safer future. it is a day when we show by the choices we make, not in the easy times, but in tough times, that we are a great people because of the belief we share and the dignity of every single olife. >> the first new aircraft are expected to be delivered in 18 months. all six should be in operation in less than two years' time. >> in tonight's commended 2010 report, charges are flying about political dirty tricks, even this far from election day. >> key democratic leaders
charged the bob ehrlich campaign, saying it cannot be trusted. jayne miller is live with an explanation of all this. >> the democrats claim that republican bob ehrlich has a history of polling dirty tricks. but brooks campaign say wait a minute. they form the front line of the state's democratic party. today they held up campaign literature from two previous elections as examples of dirty tricks they say republican bob ehrlich has employed. cummings is of a brochure in 2002 that says he supports the early. he does not. in 2006, this voter information made it appear that prominent african-american supported of ehrlich and michael steele. >> it was aimed at the minority communities. it was aimed at confusing the minority vote, and should have no place in american politics.
>> if you hand this to a senior citizen or someone who may not understand, and they look at it and say there is our guy, there is the logic. then they say oh, he must have changed his mind. >> they claim ehrlich's campaign use the operation to distribute misleading communities. we asked him about it yesterday. >> or if acknowledging used that money to bring those guys in from philadelphia? >> i do not know for a fact, but i know that folks came in from out of state. >> he countered that democrats have tricks of their own. for example, campaign signs like these that are misleading because they invoke the name of the president even though he is not on the ballot.
state democrats want bob ehrlich to pledge that he will not employed any dirty tricks in the last couple of weeks of this campaign. his campaign said they have always been and always will be fair and clean. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our online marilyn to boaters' guides connection with the candidates. it can find your local polling place that wbaltv.com. >> there are a number of developments regarding slots in maryland. in new gonzales poehl said light on how anne arundel county voters feel. the slots battle is also raging over the airwaves and getting personal. david collins and joins us from the studio with more. >> davidkordish dropped a bombshell. he extended an invitation to anne arundel county business owners, those who already have a
stake in the community, to become his locks business partner. >> is questioneda passes, these and other anne arundel county business owners will have the opportunity to invest in a casino at anne arundel mills mall. >> open it up and let the locals have control. that way you know that it would be run right. >> kordish said his new partners would be required to write a check. he said that would have a voice at the boardroom table. >> your ideas and suggestions will flow back and forth from these ambassadors to the general population, back to ownership. >> voting yes allows him to proceed with plans to build a casino next to a ronald mills mall --arundel mills mall.
>> the spin-off effect on local businesses will be enormous. including local jobs and an infusion of over $50 million a year of new goods and services purchased by the casino each and every year. >> mall neighbors birch voting no. they contend it will ruin their quality of life and the family friendly atmosphere of their community shopping complex. they are concerned with the potential for traffic problems and increased crime. the dose lots at the mall campaign supports -- pen national operates a slot parlor in cecil and west virginia. >> the kordish company is the
only company i know who has actually reached out to create opportunities for local and minority ownership. >> also today, and you gonzalez poll finds that 48% of anne arundel county voter support slots at the mall. 7% are undecided. the maryland lottery announced that the only slot parlor generated more than $2 million in revenue during its first four days of operation. laurell area residents are holding an hour in opposition to the slots at laurell park. >> do you supports lot at arundel mills mall? just half of you who voted in recent weeks a yes. more than one-third say no, and the rest seem to be indifferent at this point. even if you don't live in anne
arundel county, you can vote in our online survey and leave your comments on wbaltv.com. >> stay with us, a lot more news is straight ahead on 11 news at 6. >> jury deliberations continue for a second day in the dennis tetso murder trial. i will have details coming up next in a live report. >> the return of ed reed creates quite a buzz in reagan's camp. hear what he has to say about finally making it back to the practice field. >> some rain is moving of the maryland coast, but there is another west region another weather system approaching. weather system approaching. >> 55 at bwi marshall,
at one of the nasa's shindigs. i cracked down because big government shouldn't be funding big banquets with your money. some people say i'm a bit of a tightwad. i say, i'm barbara mikulski and i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. bob ehrlich is desperate, and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust. >> of the jury deliberated for a second day in the trial against
dennis tetso. >> his wife disappeared four years ago and her body has never been found. lowell melser has been following the case. >> the jury went wall-to-wall today from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and still no verdict, after going for hours yesterday before calling it quits. as to why it may be taking the jury so long, those close to the case feel it is because there is a lot of circumstantial evidence the jury has to go up through. it was a pretty quiet day, no questions from the jury. we did notice some of the jurors seem to be in good spirits heading to lunch, telling jokes and laughing. yesterday they did have five questions. first, the difference between circumstantial and direct evidence. second, the definition of reasonable doubt, which some feel may be positive for the defense. then they wanted to know about tracy tetso's dogs and what happened to them after she disappeared. the jury also wanted to know when daylight savings time
started. this had to do with the date stamp on the surveillance video of her car. finally the jury wanted to know if there rosedale home had a bathroom in the basement. we caught up with dennis tetso's attorney and ask him if he thought things were going relatively well for his defense, especially concerning the questions that were asked yesterday. >> it gives me hope that they are very conscientious jury. i hope they will weigh all the evidence, which we argued was basically a lack of evidence. we are hopeful, but it is up to the jury. it is out of our hands now. we are all this waiting. >> so again, very quiet day at baltimore county circuit court, the third day of jury deliberations will begin tomorrow morning at 9:30. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meterologist tom tasselmyer. >> cloudy skies across the
baltimore area, but not a lot of rain this far north. most of the shower staying to the south and east. some rain still hitting parts of the coastal areas of maryland, delaware, and virginia. the clearing trend behind that will settlement across the entire state by morning. precipitation totals, you can track that green stripe. a few tens of an inch fell on parts of eastern virginia and four southern maryland, but not much as far as measurable amounts of rain. this was a system that hit the southern part of the state and is moving off the coast, leaving behind just a trace of precipitation at bwi marshall. nothing in the rain gauge at the inner harbor, but the cloudy skies did keep the temperatures down to 58 for the high today.
the normal is 65 and the record high is 87. the record low was 28 on october 20, 1992. you can see the clearing skies to the west of us. it could get down into the upper 30's with an outside chance of a touch of frost. colder temperatures will be here friday night into saturday morning. right now mostly in the 50's. but for overnight lows of 42-49 with allied south to southwest breeze overnight. for a brief time late tonight and tomorrow morning, we are in between these two, but the front will bring a slight chance of showers, 20% chance as the front slides through tomorrow, and then off the coast tomorrow night. it will be followed by gusty winds and the colder temperatures. it can almost see the colder air by looking at the precipitation
on our computer model. some chilly fall air follows that front, and we will feely here on friday into saturday, before the next warmup begins the second half of the weekend. partly cloudy, 63-68 tomorrow. west to southwest winds start to gusts as the front goes by. a small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. a chilly 52 with a rain shower out near deep creek lake, and tomorrow night, the possibility of snow showers in the western maryland mountains. it was a dry at the lower eastern shore, maybe a few clouds passing by, with a high temperature up to 70. south of cuba in the tropics, an area of low pressure is organizing. a little rotation. hurricane center is monitoring this.
it could become a tropical storm in the next couple of days, and it would be a tropical storm richard. 66 tomorrow, 20% chance of isolated showers. sunshine returns friday and saturday, breezy and cool, cover 50's friday, up 37 morning and then warming into the mid-60 of the. partly cloudy and 74 sunday, and it looks like temperatures will stay above normal into the middle of next week with a few scattered rain showers. >> the ravens have the no. 3 ranked defense in the nfl, and suddenly it looks a lot better because the defense now includes ed reed. the pro bowl safety took part in practice for the first time today. he missed all of training camp and the first six weeks because of all season it surgery. john harbaugh has 21 days to decide when to activate read. he wants to see how he hails practice this week before
deciding whether he will play on sundays game at home against the buffalo bills. ed reed talked about finally getting back on the field after months of rehabilitation and waiting. >> i have been here for the most part. i have not been in team activities, but talking to the guys, motivating and encouraging them, trying to stay with the game to make sure i don't miss a beat when i come back as far as mentally. it is always good getting back out there with those guys and just moving around a little bit. >> if he plays, you know ed reed will have a pivotal role in the game plan. much more tonight on wbal plus 30:30.lo everyone handles discipline differently. meriweather apologized for his helmet to helmet hit on todd heap.
harrison says he may retire. the steelers the skid harrison from practice today. he was fined $75,000 for that yet. it sounds like harrison has not heard the clear message from the nfl, you played by not hitting defenseless receivers and by not making helmet to helmet hits. even if you don't know where to hit an opponent, you have to know you should not hit bands. -- should not hit fans. he has been suspended after this incident. he reached up and shoved a minnesota fan who was heckling him. security remove the fan from the arena. ripken will sent to the
cooked numbers, false attacks. the truth? frank kratovil is ranked one of the 10 most independent members of congress. frank kratovil does not follow anybody's party line he looks at his district, his family, the community, and that's the important thing to him. endorsed by the chamber of commerce, the nra, veterans, and police officers. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics, in washington i've tried to do the same.
i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help.
bob ehrlich is desperate, and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust.
>> we know will be dark during the nighttime, of what is the weather going to be like? >> the next couple of days to get kind of cool because another front is coming through. normal temperatures tomorrow, then chilly on friday. highs only in the upper 50's, even with some sun. saturday morning there could be some frost around. then we start a warmup that takes us right into ravens football sunday. temperatures next week stay above normal, in the '70s with some scattered showers. it will feel like fall here. >> nbc nightly news with brian williams is coming your way next. >> we will look for you back there tonight at 11. good night. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- --www.ncicap.org--
i like a party as much as the next gal but, come on. $60,000 for one dinner held by the department of justice. $66 per person just for bagels at one of the nasa's shindigs. i cracked down because big government shouldn't be funding big banquets with your money. some people say i'm a bit of a tightwad. i say, i'm barbara mikulski and i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
today, it's nearly double. and nearly a quarter of a million marylanders are looking for work. in addition, we face a national health care plan that will hurt small business and cost us jobs. so we have to ask, are you better off today than you were four years ago? we're heading in the wrong direction. we need strong leadership. say no to things we can't afford. fix our health care plan. and refuse to raise taxes. martin o'malley can't do it. i will.